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Football Rumours on Saturday 29th December 2018

last updated Saturday 29th December 2018, 9:25 AM



TRANSFER RUMOURS

  • Sevilla and Argentina midfielder Ever Banega, 30, looks to join Arsenal after his agent flew to London.
    (Sun)


  • Liverpool are on the verge of beating Arsenal to land Dortmund winger Christian Pulisic.
    (Sun)


  • Bayern Munich are set to make a £13m bid for Chelsea forward Callum Hudson-Odoi, 18, in January.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Croatia midfielder Luka Modric has rejected a new contract at Real Madrid as he seeks a move away from the Bernabeu. The 33-year-old has been linked with Inter Milan.
    (Telemadrid)


  • Chelsea's 31-year-old midfielder Cesc Fabregas, whose contract expires in June, is free to talk to other clubs from 1 January and will leave the Stamford Bridge outfit for a club in Europe.
    (Marca)


  • Evening Standard AC Milan director of sport Leonardo says Chelsea have not made an approach to sign 31-year-old Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain, who is on loan at the San Siro club from Juventus.
    (Evening Standard)


  • PSV Eindhoven forward Hirving Lozano, 23, is one of Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri's top targets.
    (Daily Express)


  • Manchester City midfielder Brahim Diaz is set to leave the club and join Real Madrid in a deal worth £13.5m plus add-ons, with the 19-year-old expected to sign a deal with the Bernabeu side for the next six seasons.
    (Marca)


  • Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira could look to leave the club unless he gets more playing time, with Arsenal, Everton and West Ham interested in the 22-year-old.
    (UOL Sports)


  • Chelsea's Callum Hudson-Odoi is the latest English youngster to be targeted by the Bundesliga's elite as Bayern Munich ready a £13m offer.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Liverpool have been approached by Portuguese club Sporting Lisbon about signing 18-year-old midfielder Rafa Camacho on loan in January, while a number of Championship sides have also asked about his availability.
    (Liverpool Echo)


  • Meanwhile, Liverpool and England Under-21 striker Dominic Solanke, 21, is weighing up a loan move to Crystal Palace having not made an appearance for the Reds this season.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Aston Villa have pulled out of a deal to sign Chelsea centre-back Gary Cahill, 33, because of the cost involved.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez says there is "no chance" the club will sell midfielder Jonjo Shelvey, 26, in January, amid rumours of a swap deal involving Fulham midfielder Tom Cairney, 27.
    (Guardian)



MANAGEMENT STUFF

  • Former Arsenal winger Jose Antonio Reyes, 35, is set to return to the club as part of manager Unai Emery's coaching set up.
    (Estadio Deportivo)


  • Arsenal manager Unai Emery says he turned down the chance of signing Mohamed Salah for former club Paris St-Germain as he had doubts about the 26-year-old Liverpool and Egypt forward, who he now considers one of the world's top five players.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Mauricio Pochettino says he wants no repeat of the disrespect he feels was shown to Tottenham by Eden Hazard and his fellow professionals the last time they tried to win the Premier League.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • European Cup winner Martin O'Neill could make a return to Nottingham Forest as manager if the club parts ways with Aitor Karanka.
    (Daily Express)


  • Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has been linked with becoming Manchester United manager but he says he is "happy" at the Italian club.
    (Calciomercato)


  • Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has revealed he was rushed to hospital following his sacking as Liverpool manager in 2015 because he was "so tense".
    (The Coaches Voice)




INTERNATIONAL STUFF

  • Senior sources at the Football Association are confident Declan Rice will commit his international future to England in the wake of signing a new West Ham deal.
    (Daily Mail)




OTHER STUFF

  • Sunderland boosted their January transfer budget by around £300,000 after attracting more than 47,000 fans to the Stadium of Light on Boxing Day.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Liverpool are seeking £75m per season from their next kit deal, an increase of £30m on what New Balance pay for their sponsorship which expires at the end of next season.
    (Times)


  • Declan Rice's new deal at West Ham came with at least a 1,000-per cent pay rise, taking his weekly wage above £40,000.
    (Times)




















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